Indian woman batter Smriti Mandhana is regarded as a top-notch batter globally, and she often grabs a lot of limelight for her prolific batting style and run-scoring ability. The 25-year-old is also considering leading the side in all the formats and will indeed possess the abilities to become a future star of Indian women's cricket. Indian batter, who has been on break since the defeat in the Women's World Cup 2022, is again in the limelight, but for the wrong reason.
Mandhana reportedly indulged in a heated exchange of words in an ongoing Senior Women's T20 League Trophy featuring Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Reportedly, in the ninth over of the second innings, Mandhana was run out at the non-striker's end for backing up too much before the bowler completed her run up. Hence, she got mankaded by the bowler. Interestingly, MCC had recently established a new law which would consider this mode of dismissal as run out.
"Law 41.16 – running out the non-striker – has been moved from Law 41 (Unfair Play) to Law 38 (Runout). The wording of the Law remains the same," MCC said in a statement. However, Mandhana wasn't impressed with the manner she was dismissed and vented out her frustration with a few words against the opponents. The video of Mandhana being involved in a heated exchange of words got instantly viral and was widely circulated on social media platforms.
Maharashtra had been chasing just 103, and hence, the run-out did not have a big impact on the game as the side cruised to victory with eight wickets in hand. However, there have been instances in the past when the mode of dismissal had changed the whole momentum upside down. The mode of dismissal was highly talked about and discussed in recent times after Ravi Ashwin had ran-out Jos Buttler at the non-striker's end during IPL 2019, and it helped his side to win the game as well.